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QB 19-140 2020 Specialty Sugar Period 2


Specialty Sugar provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5


October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) for all time zones.


50,000,000 kg


The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on October 9, 2019 from 12:00 AM (midnight) local port time until 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (ET) only.  Entry summaries reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight (Local Port Time), will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time. Please note: For remote filers, the port of entry dictates the time and date of presentation for quota purposes. 

Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) or 202-863-6560.  Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.  Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by QAB on a case by case basis.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS *Supersedes previous instructions

Trade Instructions: Please ensure warehouse entry summaries associated with the withdrawals are not finalized in ACE, if you experience any issues please contact your ABI client representative and notify Headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch immediately.

CBP Instructions:  CBP Center and Port of Entry personnel should refrain from processing collections with final collection code 092, warehouse withdrawals payment should only be processed using collection code 002. Quota warehouse withdrawal final collection code close out (using collection code 092) with zero duty amount may be processed by CBP, once the warehouse ledger information is submitted by the warehouse proprietor to CBP.

Failure to follow these instruction may cause ACE processing problems and/or cargo release delays.  

To ensure reporting accuracy prior to establishing the Prorata Percentage, associated entries are held 72 hours.  Once the percentage is calculated for ACE filed entries will receive a UC message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line. 

Unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers, to identify Specialty Sugar Periods. If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening.

Please report as indicated below:


First Tariff Field       Second Tariff Field

9903.17.22                  1701.12.1000

9903.17.22                  1701.91.1000

9903.17.22                  1701.99.1015

9903.17.22                  1701.99.1017

9903.17.22                  1702.90.1000

9903.17.22                  2106.90.4400


*NOTE: The USDA Sugar Certificate is required and must be electronically transmitted.


HIGH RATE (Please enter as Entry Type 01 in ACE)

First Tariff Field       Second Tariff Field                                                              

9904.17.08                  1701.12.5000 or

9904.17.09                  1701.91.3000 or

9904.17.10                  1701.99.5010 or

9904.17.11                  1701.99.5025 or

9904.17.12                  1701.99.5050 or

9904.17.13                  1702.90.2000 or

9904.17.14                  2106.90.4600



Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.  Ports may refer their questions via email to or contact Pelbea Griffin Jones at

Last Modified: Sep 19, 2019